Mike Huckabee has long been an advocate of Chick-fil-A in the face of the attacks from the left, but after announcing the company on Monday to hire the donation to two Christian organizations, he has changed his mindset.
The company announced it is donating initiatives that further its "mission to promote every child's potential". In 2020, the donation will be set to two Christian organizations, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and The Salvation Army, who were charged by gay rights activists with anti-LGBTQ views.
"In August 2012, I co-ordinated a National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day after being bullied by militant hate groups," the former Governor of Arkansas tweeted Monday. "Today, Chick-fil-A has sold local customers for money, and I'm sorry that they stick to the beliefs of Truett Cathy, sad."
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The prominent conservative Christian leader added that the step of the popular chicken chain is considered "surrender to critics and Treachery to loyal customers to appease those they despise "was viewed.
Huckabee was not alone Many, however, expressed their disappointment and anger on the Internet and wondered if the company would remain faithful to the faith and family values.
Hallowell, the author of "Pure Flix," a Christian production company, said, "The fact that the mass media reduced the Salvation Army ̵
He added that the decision was a bad one because it does not make anyone happy.
"The craziest part of Chick-fil-A's decision," said Hallowell Little, to reassure those who run the business Meanwhile, it's doing everything to alienate those who have supported the company endlessly against attacks. "
The national gay rights group GLAAD said the company's statement should be greeted with" cautious optimism, "but it must even more work will be done.  "Chick-fil-A still has no policies to ensure safe jobs for LGBTQ employees and should clearly oppose its brand reputation against LGBTQ," said Drew Anderson, Director of Campaigns and Rapid Response at GLAAD, to CNN. 19659003] Charles Payne, host of the Fox Business Network, described Chick-fil-A's decision as "confusing."
"Christians fought for the company against wave after wave of criticism, the Salvation Army helps everyone, I never thought it was political," Payne said. "On the other hand, I never thought a chicken sandwich could be political. "
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Chick-fil- A has received a wealth of negative comments on its latest social media posts, and many say that they will not bother to get there.